Mod Dreams - The Green and Blue One

Mod Dreams - The Green and Blue One

My friend and pattern tester, Breanna, made this adorable Green and Blue version of Mod Dreams! She took some time to write down her thoughts about the quilt making process to share here today!

Take it away, Breanna!

Hi there, my name is Breanna Gaudaur and I am an avid quilter, pattern tester, tech editor and long arm quilter based in Ontario, Canada. I’ve been quilting since I was six years old, and it is still my favorite way to spend time. When I’m not quilting you’ll find me busy at my day job, reading, playing piano or baking.

I love pattern testing for Fran, so of course I jumped at the opportunity to work on Mod Dreams.

When it came to choosing fabric for my Mod Dreams quilt my eye was drawn to a collection of blue, green and gray fat quarters that had ended up side-by-side on my shelf. I was delighted to discover that I had exactly 14 fat quarters that fell within the right color family. I keep a bolt of Kona White on hand, so once I’d decided on my fabric pull I was able to jump right into cutting my fabric.

Mod Dreams Quilt - Fabric pull for a green, blue, and grey quilt

And guess what? I think cutting fabric was my favorite part of this whole project. Don’t worry. I know that sounds crazy, but hear me out. In the past, whenever I needed to cut with templates, I would print the templates, cut them out, lay them on my fabric, then carefully cut along the edges with my rotary cutter.

This is neither time-efficient or particularly safe, so you can imagine how excited I was to use Fran’s Modern Curves acrylic templates instead of paper this time around. And let me tell you, they’re a game changer! I had my fabric cut in no time, and I was able to move on to piecing in no time.

One of the things I love about the Mod Dreams pattern (and about all of Fran's patterns that involve curves) is that there is always room to square up your curved blocks before moving on to quilt top assembly. Over the years, I've discovered that my favorite way to sew curves is the wild and free no-pin method. It’s nice to know that even if my curved pieces occasionally don't line up the way they should, there is enough wiggle room that I can trim everything down to size. 

My Mod Dreams blocks came together surprisingly quickly, and the simplicity of the pattern made it easy to chain-piece. Once I had my quilt top together I headed off for a photoshoot at a local plant nursery. This was my first time using it as a photo location, and it definitely won't be the last. Plus I picked up a few new plants to bring home at the same time, so it was a win all around!

Mod Dreams - The blue, green, and grey quilt. A perfect color combination for a boy quilt!
Mod Dreams - The blue, green, and grey quilt. A perfect color combination for a boy quilt!
Mod Dreams - The blue, green, and grey quilt. A perfect color combination for a boy quilt!
Mod Dreams - The blue, green, and grey quilt. A perfect color combination for a boy quilt!
Mod Dreams - The blue, green, and grey quilt. A perfect color combination for a boy quilt!

Quilt Information

Quilt Pattern: Mod Dreams by Cotton and Joy
Quilt Top Fabric: Robert Kaufman’s Kona Solids in Ash, Cloud, Desert Green, Dusty Blue, Fog, Iron, Overcast, Sea Foam, Sea Glass, Sea Mist, Shadow, Shale, Shark, Sky, and White

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Green and Blue Mod Dream Quilt by Breanna - Cotton & Joy

Green and Blue Mod Dreams - a modern curve pieced quilt pattern by Cotton and Joy
The newest modern quilt pattern from Cotton and Joy made with green and blue solid fabrics
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